NAMI Virtual Forum: Reducing the Impact of Implicit Bias

In pursuit of Justice, Equality, and Equity by Reducing the Impact of Implicit Bias

Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM on Zoom

Goal of Session

The goal of this session is to raise awareness and equip individuals and professionals (mental health counselors, school counselors, educators, volunteers, etc.) with the knowledge and skills to address implicit bias in counseling, education, and various institutions within our society.


  1. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding about the construct of implicit bias
  2. Participants will be able to identify how implicit bias manifests and negatively impacts various aspects of our society (education, economic, justice system, healthcare, etc.)
  3. Participants will be able to identify strategies for reducing implicit bias at the individual level

Session Summary

This presentation will focus on raising awareness about the concept of implicit bias and how it plays a role in facilitating racism and oppression within our society.  The notion of implicit bias will be explored by deconstructing its components and through highlighting how it manifests within various institutions within our society.  Ways in which it negatively impacts racial minorities and all Americans will be highlighted. Finally, strategies for reducing implicit bias at the individual level will be explored and put forward.


Tylon Crook, PhD, NCC
Professor of Counselor Education and Supervision

Presenter Biography

Dr. Tylon Crook, a national certified counselor, is currently a core faculty member within Walden University’s School of Counseling.  He earned his master’s degree in mental health/school counseling from Mississippi State University and his doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision at Auburn University. Dr. Crook’s research agenda includes topics such as spirituality and depression among African American men, social justice advocacy, implicit bias in counseling and education, and the school-to-prison pipeline and African American boys.  In addition, Dr. Crook travels the country providing professional development in the areas of but not limited to school counseling program development, social justice, multiculturalism, and mental health issues within the African American community.  He can also be found engaged in motivational speaking within schools and communities across the country.  A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Crook is also a member of numerous organizations, most notably Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ) and the American School Counselor Association where he serves on sub-committees within the organization.  As a life long learner and fierce proponent of education, equity, and justice, Dr. Crook lives by his fraternity’s motto of “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity.”

Attending the NAMI Virtual Forum

When: Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST
Where: Online on Zoom
RSVP: No RSVP required – all are welcome

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Meeting ID: 912 202 4943
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